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May 10, 2012 3:00pm PDT
erased from the national scene? in the southeastern part of the united states, up until well into the 20th century, this was an area that had malaria. there was a lot of concern that as soldiers returned from areas, particularly in the pacific, which were high-incidence areas for malaria, that as they came back to military bases in the southeast, that there was a possibility that they would reintroduce malaria into the mosquito populations around those military bases, and so a little unit was established in atlanta, being that it was the largest city in the southeast, to make sure that those mosquito populations were kept under control around the military bases, so that malaria wouldn't come back in this part of the country. and the way you control it, and the way we did in this country, was you got to get rid of the mosquito vector. that takes a sophisticated... well, it takes an organized community effort. the chinese did that in southern china. many places around the world have had malaria problems-- brazil-- that they've brought under control. not so in africa. eradication efforts
May 17, 2012 3:00pm PDT
people in the united states die of heart-related illnesses. in an average lifetime, the heart beats more than two and a half billion times-- without ever pausing to rest. this fist-sized organ pumps blood to all parts of our body. it's a feat we often take for granted-- unless something interferes with that heartbeat. the most common form of heart disease is coronary heart disease, a narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart. it's the #1 killer of both men and women in the united states. david faxon: atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, is a disease of childhood. in a recent study on autopsies of children and young adults in the teenager range, a very high percentage had plaques, had hardening of the arteries evident before the age of ten, and by age 20, the majority had plaques. this thickening, or hardening, narrows the space for blood flow, decreasing and sometimes completely cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the heart. hodis: and what we know statistically is that if you live long enough, you will get atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries,
May 28, 2012 3:00pm PDT
veteran of the united states industry. in an attempt to fill the void where their consciences to be once they indoctrinate it out of you, but that did not work on me, so i am here to return my medals because they are both lies. >> my name is jerry, i am from new york city. i served in the army from 2005 through 2009. i fought in iraq. i am giving back my global war on terrorism service medal because i realize that it was just nothing but an idea made by a bunch of politicians, money hungry politicians who will do nothing and have a complete disregard for human life and will do everything in their power to just make more money. now, if it is just an idea, then it was just an idea that's part two more than i had to fight in, and i do not want any part of it anymore. i'd choose human life over war, militarism, and imperialism. >> i am an iraq war veteran. i am turning in these medals today for the people of afghanistan, iraq, pakistan, and all victims of occupation run the world, and also, for all of the service members and veterans, you are not alone. >> my name is christopher made. i
May 31, 2012 3:00pm PDT
united states. it is aimed at regulating doctors speech with their patients and criminalizing doctors for have been open conversations that they need to have to provide the quality of care that women deserve. the bill wants to criminalize doctors for providing care and wants to have them violate patient confidentiality and turn in their patients if they learn something in the conversation in the course of their care. this is against all medical ethics and the practice of medicine in the united states. it is aimed at making abortion care less accessible. >> i want to return to an anti- abortion group who unveiled a sting the video. the group said that planned parenthood is practicing in gender-selective abortions. >> even sections of america's population have distorted sex ratios. gendercide exists on almost every continent. if experts are right and gendercide is taking place in our own backyard, what is being done to protect our girls from the most brutal form of discrimination? a violent sex selective abortion. >> your response to this, vicki saporta? >> she has tried to do sting ope
May 3, 2012 3:00pm PDT
land, the complexity of the medical system in the united states is difficult to comprehend. gerard anderson, health policy specialist, has a simple way to explain it. gerard anderson: i take them to a grocery store, and i show them all the different cereals, and say,e want toave oi in america. it doesn't seem to give us better health re, it doesn't seem to give us lower costs, but it does give us choice, and we value choice above everything. from a practical point of view, the first decision many consumers are confronted with is how to finance their heth care. the choices are simply to pay for it themselves, or to enroll in a private or public health insurance plan. a lot is said about the marketplace of health care. well, for half of people who are getting their health plan through an employer, their employer offers such a narrow range of plans that they-- the consumer-- feel that they are cut off from options they really would like to have. many employers only offer plans that require a patient co-pay or less expensive hmos. cost-sharing makes the assumption that the person can i
May 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
turning them over to the united states, something britain would have a hard time doing for many reasons. but sweden, to be coerced and bullied and pressured into doing it fairly easily. once he's in the grip of the u.s., it is hard to imagine how he will ever secure his freedom or liberty again, given what the u.s. has demonstrated it is willing to do when it comes to people accused of harming national security. >> why is that? why would sweden be more amenable to extradition to the u.s. and not the u.k., which is a very close ally of the u.s.? >> for one thing, just a matter of basic international relations it is much easier for a country like the u.s. to pressure and gore's smaller countries that larger countries. i think there would be a big outcry -- [no audio] >> you were saying? >> sweet it is a small country, much more susceptible to that pressure -- sweden is a small country, much more susceptible to that pressure. the u.n. commission town they violated law on oppressive treatment in the way they allowed cia agents to basically a duck egyptian nationals on their soil and
May 29, 2012 3:00pm PDT
agreed by israel, sadat in egypt, and me in the united states. in the past, i think president mubarak has been willing to accept this attitude by the israelis and americans that is not to give the palestinians full honor of their rights. i would guess in the next egyptian government, both the president and parliament, that they be much more attuned to palestinian rights. so the peace treaty will be kept intact. the will be more attention might egypt on palestinian rights. >> you met with a leader here in egypt yesterday and discussed the reconciliation and was reported he brought up the was continuing to block reconciliation talks. what are your thoughts on u.s. policy toward the reconciliation? >> i think in the last few years, the u.s. basically has deferred to egypt to negotiate between hamas and fatah. i presume this is a situation that will continue. the carter center is not bound by the restraints. we need with whom we choose, and we choose to me with fatah and hamas, and lebanon, and syria -- everybody involved in the future peace for israel and its neighbors. in my opinion, it is
May 15, 2012 8:00am PDT
happen to know when the declaration of independence was signed in the united states? it's a particular date. some people have it engraved in their heads and some people say, "oh, i don't need to be knowing such thing." when was the declaration of independence signed? anyone know what year? have a show of hands. i wanna see you is. show of hands. well, we got almost half the scholastic class here. it turns out to be 1776. some of us are good for remembering figures and some of us aren't. let's try something different. the temperature at the bottom of lake superior, new year's eve, 1900, does anyone in here happen to know what the temperature at the bottom of that lake was at that time? one, two, three, four, five, six, even less people than knew when the declaration of independence was signed. and what has happened-- the temperature happened to be, gang? say again? - four degree celsius. - four degree celsius. you're right, four degrees centigrade, right. celsius, centigrade, same, same gang. that's right, right on. does anyone happen to know what the temperature at the bottom of lake t
May 24, 2012 3:00pm PDT
leading cause of dementia, of cognitive loss in late life in the united states after alzheimer's disease. if alzheimer's disease is responsible for 50-70% of dementia in the u.s. then stroke is probably responsible for 10-25%. and sometimes it occurs after obvious strokes that patient's language and memory system is immediately compromised by the stroke, and they never recover to their prior cognitive capacity. sometimes people may have lots of little strokes that slowly pick away at the cognitive status, and lead to dementia. it's the leading cause of adult disability in the united states. it is the second leading cause of nursing home placement after alzheimer's disease. dr. hamer: alzheimer's disease is very common. we used to think that people just got dotty as they grew old, but we now understand that there's a specific disease with a specific sort of brain chemistry involved in the formation of tangles and other problems in the neurons of the brain. and we now know that there is, at least in part, a genetic basis for alzheimer's disease. dr. mosqueda: alzheimer's disease is
May 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
old. but external pressures can force these roles to change. wilk: it's not that men in the united states suddenly woke up and realized that they had to start cooking, and it was some sudden leap in consciousness. instead, to me what happened was that women were working more. and that if the household was going to have hot meals regularly, then men were going to start to change their behavior. keach: in every household, the division of labor is constantly changing. new members come and go. in a self-sufficient household like this one in belize, there is but one constant -- are there enough people in the household to provide for daily needs ? the rash household is like millions of others around the world -- pooling the laboofheir extended family to survive. their lives are a model for archaeologists interpreting the families of the past. the excavations in the copan valley revealed many clusters of houses surrounded by agricultural fields. comparing today's belize households to the archaeological remains, william sanders believes that many of the ancient copan residents also lived i
May 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
other hand, it is also true that the united states is an english-speaking country, and to get along in our society, children must be able to speak english and speak it well. but speaking english doesn't mean you have to give up speaking the other language. in today's world, speaking more than one language is an asset, and bilingual people are in demand and command good salaries, so it makes good sense to preserve this skill. boy: go to store. teacher: oh, you're telling me about the money that you might put in a little, teeny hole to get something special at the grocery store. yeah. yeah. some food. some food. and some... i don't know english. and that's english. you're talking in english. you know how to talk in hungarian, don't you? yeah. yeah. can you say hi in hungarian? oh, you're going to say hi, wave your and hi. that says hi in hungarian or in english. even when we are not multilingual and don't speak the child's language, we can at least learn a few essential words and phrases, including and most especially the correct pronunciation of the child's and family's names. teache
May 15, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, ben franklin loved them so much, he wanted turkey and not the bald eagle to be the official united states bird. turkeys have a long history in the golden state. for more than 50 years, the diestel family has ranched in the peaceful foothills of tuolumne county. tim diestel has a hands-on approach to make sure his birds are at the peak of health. this is country living at its finest, a free-range setting, meaning the flocks have a chance to spread their wings and explore their surroundings. >> this is definitely home of the happy turkey. there--there*s no question. i--i don't think you could have a better, nicer setting for--for a turkey than this ranch right here. >> part of diestel's flocks include birds of a different feather, an older variety popular when he was a boy. tim is working to bring the breed back and has 8,000 heirloom turkeys this year alone. heirloom turkeys are catching on in the culinary world as a growing number of diners are willing to pay more to gobble up this slice of americana. >> so there's definitely an interest in preserving these old birds, and it's kind
May 8, 2012 3:00pm PDT
? and each year, more than 80% of the salad greens consumed in the united states are grown in the salis valley. and while lettuce is consistently among california's top commodities, nobody has seen quite the success in the salinas valley as tanimura & antle. one of california's biggest and most respected fas, it has become a leader in quality and innovation when it comes to our favorite leafy green. and it was all started by two families coming together over a common thread. >> i'm a third-generation farmer. my grandfather came here, originally from san juan bautista, probably growing hay and stuff out there. but he heard about the lettuce industry in the earla 1920s, so he moved my family here to castroville and started farming lettuce. >> the two families came together, and we'd always been farming collectively together. they had their separate farming operation. we had our separate harvest and marketing. and what we did in 1982 is we formed tanimtra & antle, where we've created a vertically integrated company where we had the farming, the harvest, the cooling and marketing all under
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